Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 323 303
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20 +53
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 865 703 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.96% 4.05% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 458 546
England median daily rate £480 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £239
90th Percentile £675 £627 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.72 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% +21.19% -6.35%
10th Percentile £21.04 £10.00 £14.55
90th Percentile £51.50 £52.50 £39.45
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £31.85 £28.00
% change year-on-year +9.11% +13.75% -6.67%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,443 17,373 20,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.14% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,313 10,557 13,072
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 878 828 697
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +7.84% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.80 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.10% +5.45% +19.57%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 492 £500 +5.26% 227
North of England +38 123 £409 +14.74% 98
South East -9 113 £400 - 123
Midlands -8 52 £375 +15.38% 54
Yorkshire +21 51 £550 +10.00% 34
North West +3 47 £375 +11.11% 58
South West +14 42 £400 -8.57% 47
East of England -11 37 £416 +44.83% 92
East Midlands +4 28 £343 +0.74% 21
North East +1 25 £333 +10.83% 6
West Midlands -19 24 £490 +56.80% 33
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 865 (100.00%) Degree
2 829 (95.84%) Computer Science
3 358 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
4 250 (28.90%) Java
5 211 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 196 (22.66%) Finance
7 185 (21.39%) Python
8 159 (18.38%) SQL
9 158 (18.27%) HTML
10 155 (17.92%) Problem-Solving
11 152 (17.57%) C#
12 136 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
13 134 (15.49%) CSS
13 134 (15.49%) Microsoft
14 131 (15.14%) Git (software)
14 131 (15.14%) DevOps
15 129 (14.91%) Software Engineering
16 126 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
17 122 (14.10%) Linux
18 120 (13.87%) TDD
19 116 (13.41%) OO
20 108 (12.49%) Windows
21 105 (12.14%) Mathematics
22 103 (11.91%) .NET
23 101 (11.68%) C++
24 92 (10.64%) Master's Degree
25 90 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
26 89 (10.29%) Docker
26 89 (10.29%) Mobile App
27 88 (10.17%) Web Services

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (5.66%) Apache
2 40 (4.62%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.66%) IIS
4 22 (2.54%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.43%) CMS
5 21 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.97%) nginx
8 14 (1.62%) Ethereum
9 13 (1.50%) Hyperledger
9 13 (1.50%) Jetty
10 12 (1.39%) Mongrel
11 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (1.04%) Confluence
13 8 (0.92%) Drupal
13 8 (0.92%) JBoss
13 8 (0.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.81%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) Windchill
8 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.12%) HipChat
8 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.50%) R3 Corda
3 11 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.35%) Magento
6 2 (0.23%) Actimize
6 2 (0.23%) BASE24
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.23%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.23%) Sonata
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 126 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 40 (4.62%) Serverless
5 36 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (3.35%) GitHub
7 27 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (3.01%) Office 365
9 25 (2.89%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.77%) Amazon ELB
10 24 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 23 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (2.54%) PaaS
13 19 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (1.97%) SaaS
15 14 (1.62%) Sumo Logic
16 13 (1.50%) IaaS
17 10 (1.16%) Mimecast
17 10 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 9 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.47%) Firewall
2 40 (4.62%) HTTP
3 33 (3.82%) DNS
4 22 (2.54%) DHCP
5 19 (2.20%) Internet
6 17 (1.97%) LAN
7 15 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.73%) WAN
8 14 (1.62%) NetScaler
8 14 (1.62%) VPN
9 12 (1.39%) MPLS
10 10 (1.16%) BGP
10 10 (1.16%) Network Security
11 9 (1.04%) SAN
11 9 (1.04%) SNMP
11 9 (1.04%) SSL
12 8 (0.92%) OSPF
12 8 (0.92%) VoIP
13 7 (0.81%) IPsec
13 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 49 (5.66%) Big Data
4 42 (4.86%) MySQL
5 39 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.93%) Hadoop
7 29 (3.35%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (3.12%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.54%) Redis
11 19 (2.20%) Blockchain
12 17 (1.97%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.62%) Oracle Database
15 12 (1.39%) HBase
15 12 (1.39%) Power BI
15 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 131 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 85 (9.83%) Jenkins
3 52 (6.01%) Maven
4 42 (4.86%) JUnit
4 42 (4.86%) Selenium
5 41 (4.74%) JIRA
6 33 (3.82%) Gradle
7 24 (2.77%) Ant
7 24 (2.77%) Subversion
7 24 (2.77%) TeamCity
8 23 (2.66%) Visual Studio
9 18 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 18 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.08%) Mockito
9 18 (2.08%) Vagrant
10 14 (1.62%) MSBuild
11 13 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.39%) CruiseControl
12 12 (1.39%) IntelliJ
12 12 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 196 (22.66%) Finance
2 65 (7.51%) Banking
3 37 (4.28%) Marketing
4 35 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.77%) Retail
6 18 (2.08%) Electronics
6 18 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.97%) Back Office
7 17 (1.97%) Front Office
8 14 (1.62%) Games
9 13 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.16%) Legal
11 8 (0.92%) Publishing
12 7 (0.81%) German Language
12 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.58%) Advertising
13 5 (0.58%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.46%) Automotive
14 4 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 368 (42.54%) Developer
2 118 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 75 (8.67%) Analyst
4 47 (5.43%) C# Developer
5 46 (5.32%) Architect
5 46 (5.32%) Consultant
6 37 (4.28%) .NET Developer
7 33 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 32 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 29 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 29 (3.35%) Tester
10 25 (2.89%) Python Developer
11 24 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (2.66%) Security Engineer
13 22 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (2.43%) Junior
15 20 (2.31%) Azure Engineer
15 20 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
16 19 (2.20%) Business Analyst
17 18 (2.08%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (18.27%) HTML
2 134 (15.49%) CSS
3 103 (11.91%) .NET
4 88 (10.17%) Web Services
5 74 (8.55%) Spring
6 71 (8.21%) RESTful
7 66 (7.63%) AngularJS
8 59 (6.82%) Kafka
8 59 (6.82%) XML
9 52 (6.01%) REST
10 51 (5.90%) Node.js
11 49 (5.66%) HTML5
12 45 (5.20%) React
13 37 (4.28%) ASP.NET
14 34 (3.93%) JSON
15 32 (3.70%) SOAP
16 29 (3.35%) .NET Framework
16 29 (3.35%) Redux
17 28 (3.24%) Spring Boot
18 27 (3.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 829 (95.84%) Computer Science
2 136 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (10.29%) Mobile App
4 76 (8.79%) Algorithms
5 57 (6.59%) Management Information System
6 54 (6.24%) Data Structures
7 45 (5.20%) User Experience
8 43 (4.97%) Fintech
9 36 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (3.01%) Data Centre
10 26 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.97%) PKI
12 16 (1.85%) Bitcoin
13 15 (1.73%) Blog
13 15 (1.73%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
15 11 (1.27%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.16%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 122 (14.10%) Linux
2 108 (12.49%) Windows
3 80 (9.25%) Unix
4 56 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 46 (5.32%) Android
6 37 (4.28%) Windows Server
7 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.39%) CentOS
8 12 (1.39%) Debian
8 12 (1.39%) Fedora
8 12 (1.39%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.04%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.92%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.58%) Solaris
13 5 (0.58%) VMS
13 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (17.92%) Problem-Solving
3 131 (15.14%) DevOps
4 129 (14.91%) Software Engineering
5 120 (13.87%) TDD
6 116 (13.41%) OO
7 105 (12.14%) Mathematics
8 84 (9.71%) Test Automation
9 82 (9.48%) SDLC
10 79 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (8.67%) Unit Testing
12 74 (8.55%) Scrum
13 73 (8.44%) Analytics
14 72 (8.32%) Project Management
15 71 (8.21%) Open Source
16 64 (7.40%) Data Science
17 61 (7.05%) Microservices
18 60 (6.94%) ITIL
19 55 (6.36%) Web Development
20 53 (6.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 250 (28.90%) Java
2 211 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 185 (21.39%) Python
4 159 (18.38%) SQL
5 152 (17.57%) C#
6 101 (11.68%) C++
7 49 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 45 (5.20%) Java 8
9 39 (4.51%) Perl
10 37 (4.28%) PHP
11 35 (4.05%) C
12 32 (3.70%) TypeScript
13 27 (3.12%) Go
14 26 (3.01%) Scala
15 23 (2.66%) Apple Swift
15 23 (2.66%) Ruby
16 22 (2.54%) Bash Shell
17 19 (2.20%) Shell Script
18 16 (1.85%) R
19 14 (1.62%) Rust
Qualifications
1 865 (100.00%) Degree
2 92 (10.64%) Master's Degree
3 54 (6.24%) Security Cleared
4 42 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 39 (4.51%) CISSP
6 33 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.77%) CISM
7 24 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.77%) Numerate Degree
8 23 (2.66%) CISA
9 18 (2.08%) CCNA
10 17 (1.97%) CEH
11 16 (1.85%) GIAC
12 14 (1.62%) ISEB
13 13 (1.50%) CCNP
14 10 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (1.16%) PhD
15 9 (1.04%) ISTQB
15 9 (1.04%) MCSE
16 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.47%) QA
2 13 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.39%) GDPR
3 12 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.16%) HIPAA
5 8 (0.92%) GCP
6 7 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.69%) PMO
8 4 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.35%) GxP
9 3 (0.35%) PSD2
10 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.23%) EMIR
10 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.23%) SLA
11 1 (0.12%) Basel III
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) MiFID
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 89 (10.29%) Docker
2 43 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 37 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.08%) XenApp
5 15 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.62%) VirtualBox
7 13 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.27%) vSphere
9 10 (1.16%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.92%) HDFS
10 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.58%) XenServer
12 3 (0.35%) KVM
12 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.35%) Xen
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 72 (8.32%) Ansible
2 56 (6.47%) Terraform
3 51 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (5.09%) Puppet
5 24 (2.77%) Salt
6 22 (2.54%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.31%) Nagios
8 16 (1.85%) Packer
9 15 (1.73%) Kibana
9 15 (1.73%) logstash
10 12 (1.39%) Graylog
11 11 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.81%) SCCM
14 5 (0.58%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.58%) Oozie
15 4 (0.46%) CASB
15 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 134 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.40%) Oracle
3 48 (5.55%) VMware
4 38 (4.39%) Splunk
5 34 (3.93%) Google
6 30 (3.47%) Cisco
7 26 (3.01%) Citrix
8 22 (2.54%) SAP
9 21 (2.43%) HP
9 21 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.08%) IBM
11 16 (1.85%) Apple
11 16 (1.85%) Ivanti
11 16 (1.85%) McAfee
12 15 (1.73%) Remedy
13 14 (1.62%) Capita
13 14 (1.62%) Informatica
13 14 (1.62%) Tableau
14 12 (1.39%) AppDynamics